Bulk carrier disabled, taken on tow, tug also broke down, Alboran sea

Post Date: 28/02/2021

Bulk carrier KAPETAN SIDERIS suffered mechanical failure in Alboran sea south of Marbella, Spain, at around 0000 UTC Feb 27, while en route from Almeria to Las Palmas, Spain. Owner contracted a tug to tow disabled ship to probably, Gibraltar, understood offshore supply tug JARVIS (IMO 9197301), but JARVIS also suffered mechanical breakdown, understood during towage, and both ships drifted into waters off Torreguadiaro, north of Gibraltar. As of 1400 UTC Feb 28, both ships seem to be still adrift, with Spanish SAR tug LUZ DE MAR (IMO 9320104) standing by.
Bulk carrier KAPETAN SIDERIS, IMO 9316816, dwt 55862, built 2006, flag Panama, manager THALKAT SHIPPING SA, Greece (EQUASIS).